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Warning: Handstand Push-Ups May Be Harmful to the Eyes

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Doctors issue a warning to those fit few who can do them.

A case study just released from Worthing Hospital in England tells of a 32-year-old man who suffered a rare eye injury while doing handstand push-ups. Six hours after a workout, the patient noticed he was losing the vision in his left eye. When he presented at the hospital, the patient was examined by physicians and found to have hemorrhaging throughout the eye, likely caused by a buildup of pressure related to his handstand pushups. Though the man’s vision returned on its own as the eye healed, experts caution that more vision issues may pop up as intense workouts become more popular.

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